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Cloud Ops Engineer in Overland Park, KS at Netsmart

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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 Does the thought of repeating the same task drive you mad?  Do you believe that computers are meant to serve us and not the other way around?  If you answered yes to both, then read on! 

Original:  The key focus of the Cloud Automation Engineer is to revolutionize the delivery and lifecycle management of Netsmart solutions and services. Cloud Automation Engineers will work across infrastructure, operations, security, and development teams to analyze and optimize workflows, reduce client sign-to-live time, and automate the lifecycle management of solutions while incorporating Netsmart hosting best practices.  They will be responsible for executing the vision for the Next-Gen software defined solutions. 


  • Design and develop private and public cloud automation and orchestration for SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS environments 

  • Work collaboratively with product managers, enterprise architecture, development, and operations to understand requirements and translate design specifications for automated solutions. 

  • Engage with application engineering teams to understand the application architecture and future roadmap 

  • Engage with infrastructure, network and security teams to understand the current architectures and future roadmap 

  • Research, present and develop proof-of-concepts on innovative technology solutions for current or future opportunities 

  • Demonstrate and/or communication periodic progress to stakeholders, management and executives 

  • Evangelize and enable others to adopt automated process in adherence to Plexus Clouds automation framework. 

  • Maintain and improve CI/CD infrastructure and pipelines to rapidly delivery solutions. 

  • Working proficiency in development toolsets 

  • Measure automation activities with metrics, develop dashboards and monitoring within our platform. 

  • Drive issue resolution and root cause identification with Cloud and Engineering teams. 


  • 2-3 years working with Windows or Linux operating systems 

  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following scripting languages 

  • Python 

  • Ruby 

  • Bash 

  • PowerShell 

  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming 

  • Experience with source control systems such as Git 

  • Experience with database technologies  

  • Network configuration and security 

  • Ability to debug, optimize and automation routine tasks. 


    • Experience with relational and/or document databases. 

    • Ability to create, manage jobs within CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins, TeamCity, Travis CI 

    • Experience deploying and configuring VMs in a VMware based environments using PowerCLI 

    • Experience with firewall and load balancer technologies such as Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Cisco, F5 

    • Experience designing and developing processes that leverage both SOAP and REST API services 

    • Experience with tools such as SOAP UI, ReadyAPI, Postman, Curl to interact with HTTP based services. 

    • Working knowledge of hierarchical data formats (JSON, XML, YAML, etc.) 

    • Experience with Infrastructure as Code solutions such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, SaltStack 

    • Monitoring and observability experience (Grafana, Graphite , ELK Stack, Splunk, Graylog…etc) 

    • Containerization experience (Docker) 

Netsmart provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at Netsmart will be based on performance, qualifications, abilities, education and experience.  Netsmart does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Netsmart complies with any applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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